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The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract Bugs

The Billion-Dollar Quest to Eliminate Smart Contract BugsYou can’t have software without bugs. Every major piece of code is subject to extensive debugging, which is an inevitable part of the development process. But when that code controls digital assets worth millions of dollars, ensuring it’s free of critical errors isn’t just desirable – it’s imperative. As this week’s Bancor hack and this […]

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Syscoin Hack Disrupts Binance Prompting Temporary Shutdown

Syscoin Hack Disrupts Binance Prompting Temporary ShutdownSyscoin has been hit by an unusual hack that has manipulated the coin’s total supply. The attackers then sent the fraudulently generated coins to Binance and sold them, pushing the price of 1 SYS to as high as 96 BTC. The BTC they received was then withdrawn, prompting Binance to temporarily cease trading and to […]

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EOS Has Issues

EOS Has IssuesThe EOS mainnet is less than a week old but already the much-vaunted blockchain has ran into a spate of issues ranging from the minor to the critical. Teething problems with new blockchains are to be expected, but the numeracy of these, coupled with a series of other anomalies, have had EOS critics scratching their […]

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Bitcoin in Brief Friday: World Satoshi Summit Canceled, Pump and Dump Scheme Exposed

Bitcoin in Brief Friday: World Satoshi Summit Canceled, Pump and Dump Scheme ExposedIn today’s Bitcoin in Brief we’re covering disappointing news for the crypto community: the World Satoshi Summit in Delhi has been canceled because of “regulatory issues” according to its organizers. Also, an alleged crypto pump and dump scheme has been exposed. There is more than one opinion on the case, as you’ll see below. Also […]

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Exchanges Suspend ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract Bug

Okex Suspends ERC20 Token Deposits After Discovery of Smart Contract BugEthereum’s smart contract bugs just keep on coming. Exchanges including Okex, Poloniex, Coinone, and Hitbtc today suspended deposits of ERC20 tokens following the discovery of a batch overflow bug written into the smart contracts governing numerous coins. The news comes in the same week that the ethereum community voted against restoring the lost ether that […]

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EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to Stir

EOS, Cardano and Tezos: Sleeping Giants Starting to StirEOS, Cardano and Tezos are cryptocurrency’s big sleepers. The latter project has lain dormant since last summer while its legal troubles played out, while EOS and Cardano have been beavering away, but have yet to produce the goods. With signs that all three projects are now stirring into life, investors might finally see a return. […]

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Bots Blamed for Binance Bug That Leaves Traders Reeling

Bots Blamed for Binance Bug That Leaves Traders Counting the CostBinance has found itself at the center of an unusual trading bug that has created big winners and losers. In a matter of minutes, viacoin pumped by 70x. Just to compound the drama, bitcoin experienced a massive sell-off shortly afterwards following bearish news from the SEC. Binance suspended withdrawals while it investigated the matter, but […]

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Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to Bugs

Report Claims 34,000 Ethereum Smart Contracts Are Vulnerable to BugsOver 34,000 ethereum smart contracts containing $4.4 million in ETH may be vulnerable to exploitation. That’s the conclusion reached by a quintet of researchers hailing from Singapore and the UK. Their technical report, which is currently undergoing peer review, suggests that millions of dollars in ether may be at risk from poorly coded smart contracts […]

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Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Zaif Exchange Let Users Get Free Bitcoin

Bug at Japanese Government-Approved Exchange Zaif Let Users Get Free BitcoinHave you ever dreamed about buying bitcoin for only $1,000, $100 or even just $10? What about a round at $0? Some fast and sharp eyed customers of the Japanese exchange Zaif had this opportunity just last week thanks to a bug in the system. The company isn’t going to let them get away with […]

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